Introduction to Visual Culture

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Visual Culture

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This hands-on course has a twin approach to the fundamentals of visual literacy, combining practical experience with theoretical tools, enabling students to coomunicate visually in an effective, persuasive, and aesthetically pleasing way. Artistic and design strategies, concept development, image production as a means for media/social critique, international sign and symbol communication, logo and corporate identity, magazine design and viral imagery will be discussed and addressed through visual problem solving exercises.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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